Holocaust denial refers to denial of an official policy by the Nazi government to exterminate Jews, which led to the killing of between 5-6 million Jews, a figure historically-accepted.

OHPI considers Holocaust denial as a form of antisemitism. In 2005, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (now the Fundamental Rights Agency) published a “working definition” of antisemitism which mentioned Holocaust denial as an example of how modern antisemitism might manifest itself: “denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust)”.

Below is a list of our publications documenting, reporting and highlighting instances of online racist speech.


February 2020 Campaign – Tackling Holocaust Denial, Distortion & Glorification

From January 27, 2020 until the end of February 2020 we ran a campaign tackling online Holocaust denial, distortion and glorification.


July, 2015: After the Charlie Hebdo Attack: The Line between Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech, Kantor Center Papers, Tel-Aviv university


OHPI briefings tackle specific instances of online hate and are produced rapidly to respond to emerging problems.

February 28, 2020: Holocaust distortion

February 28, 2020: Holocaust denial on Instagram

January 27, 2020: Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

July 18, 2019: A thread of anti-religious hate

June 6, 2019: YouTube strengthens response to hate

June 4, 2019: Australia becomes 33rd member of IHRA

July 21, 2018: Facebook under fire over Holocaust denial (includes interview with Radio Sputnik)

January 27, 2017: Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

November 22, 2016: Holocaust Denial, David Cole and CODOH

November 20, 2016: Protecting the memory of the Holocaust

May 22, 106: OHPI in Bucharest for IHRA

March 13, 2016: OHPI closes new Australian Nazi group Battalion88

January 28, 2016: Unbelievable responses on Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27, 2016: Press Release: State of Holocaust Denial on Social Media

January 22, 2015: Holocaust Denial Cartoon Competition

August 25, 2015: Don’t open the door to hate

May 11, 2015: Holocaust denial & YouTube

February 16, 2015: Modern antisemitism: The Holocaust and other genocides

January 27, 2015: Holocaust & Social Media

October 8, 2014: Holocaust Denial On Facebook 2014

September 10, 2014: Golden Dawn, Holocaust Denial & Facebook

April 2, 2014: Reporting Proud Holocaust Deniers

September 21, 2013: Video Briefing: Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial


February 3, 2017: How neo-Nazis exploit Instagram to spread antisemitic memes

January 27, 2017: Shira Rubin, Holocaust Denial Sees New Dawn With Social Media, Voactive